What are the specific services provided by Simone Elise Events?
Simone Elise Events provides full service planning, which is where we handle all aspects of your wedding planning process, of course, under your advisement, from the selection of other wedding professionals, to locations, phone calls, emails, confirmations, wedding rehearsal, timelines, and so much more.
Simone Elise Events provides wedding coordination/event management, which is when we execute the day you have planned in completion. We include consultations beginning 2 months before your wedding date, we gather the details, contact all of your hired wedding professionals, create your wedding day timeline, execute the wedding rehearsal, the wedding day, and handle the unexpected, giving you the chance to enjoy your day.
Simone Elise Events provides event design. We meet to get an understanding of what is important to you, as well as gather the ideas and details you love and want to ensure are a part of your celebration. We provide adequate communication through consultations, and feedback during the initial design process to ensure we arrive at the requested destination.
Do you have minimums for wedding and event planning and event design?
Because we provide different levels of services, which include both planning and design, we absolutely have different levels of pricing for each service.
Note: You do not have to retain both planning and design services to work with us. Our services are not dependent upon one another. Therefore, if you want to hire us for planning only or décor only, we can talk!
Do you charge for a consultation?
We do not charge for initial consultations, but we do require a retainer for design services before we provide you with final details and ideas for design. Building a design and sharing true possibilities of what your day can look and feel like takes a little bit of leg work, therefore, we ask that interested persons pay a non-refundable retainer, which is applied to the final contract balance once our services have been secured.
What if we decide to secure your services? What is the security deposit?
The retainer to secure any of the services we offer is 1/3 of the starting price of that service.
How do we pay the retainer?
We accept payments through online services such as stripe (which is similar to PayPal), as well as cash, money orders, and cashier’s checks.
What happens to our retainer if we decide NOT to continue with your services?
Please note that all payments to Simone Elise Events for any service are non-refundable.
How is invoicing managed? Are payment arrangements available?
We provide an invoice with payment options, requesting monthly payments on the 15th of each month, ending no less than one month before your event. On-line payment options are processed via stripe. Stripe is a secure, on-line payment processing center and mobile payment company. Stripe is very similar to PayPal, and accepts debit, as well as all major credit cards, as forms of payments.
What happens during the design consultation?
At the point of initial contact, we provide you with a brochure sharing our prices and details of the services at minimum that each package provides. Once you have chosen a service that best benefits the needs you have, we schedule your initial consultation. Before we meet, we give you a little bit of homework. We share with you a questionnaire to get the mojo flowing. This questionnaire covers your day from top to bottom, asking questions about colors, favorite textures, and even date nights, and it serves as the basis for our conversation during the consultation. But before we can go into an involved and in-depth conversation regarding details and ideas specific for your design, we do require a retainer for design services.
What do we bring to the design consultation?
If there are photos that you have of designs you are interested in for your wedding, we encourage you to provide them as inspiration. We also encourage you to share swatches of specific colors you wish to use. If you have no idea what you like or want for your wedding day, that is okay. We will talk it all out together. We want to know the things you love and like most to help us understand you and your vision as best as possible.
How do mock-ups work?
We provide mock-ups for clients who have already secured our services, at an additional cost outside of the amount needed for the agreed upon design. The costs for mock-ups are based on essentials for the specific design requested and payments are due two weeks prior to mock-up session. Mock-ups are completed two to three months before the event date and are non-refundable.
How far in advance can I book your services?
We believe in securing your wedding day professionals as early as possible. Typically, 12 months is sufficient. However, best practices are to book your wedding planner, and even your wedding coordinator, 18 to 24 months in advance.
"Professional, tireless, creative, PASSIONATE. The Clays are AMAZING. Hire them for your events, you will NOT be sorry!"
~ Incredibly Wee Photography